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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

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Dibromoacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

64

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

26

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
20140.619 ppb167ND - 2.00 ppb
20150.425 ppb165ND - 2.00 ppb
20160.625 ppb167ND - 2.70 ppb
20170.556 ppb167ND - 1.70 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-02-119588-801-09531.50 ppb
2014-02-119588-800-0823ND
2014-02-119588-802-1118ND
2014-02-119588-803-1044ND
2014-06-119588-800-0745ND
2014-06-119588-801-0810ND
2014-06-119588-802-0850ND
2014-06-119588-803-08301.30 ppb
2014-08-139588-802-11371.70 ppb
2014-08-139588-801-1233ND
2014-08-139588-803-1056ND
2014-08-139588-800-13131.10 ppb
2014-11-129588-802-12212.00 ppb
2014-11-129588-801-08571.10 ppb
2014-11-129588-803-1111ND
2014-11-129588-800-08251.20 ppb
2015-02-109588-803-1010ND
2015-02-109588-802-10552.00 ppb
2015-02-109588-801-09101.10 ppb
2015-02-109588-800-07501.20 ppb
2015-05-129588-803-1028ND
2015-05-129588-802-12121.30 ppb
2015-05-129588-800-1351ND
2015-05-129588-801-0938ND
2015-08-109588-800-0748ND
2015-08-109588-802-1210ND
2015-08-109588-803-1027ND
2015-08-109588-801-08321.20 ppb
2015-11-099588-800-1258ND
2015-11-099588-802-0958ND
2015-11-099588-803-1016ND
2015-11-099588-801-1114ND
2016-02-109588-802-1248ND
2016-02-109588-803-1043ND
2016-02-109588-800-07581.000 ppb
2016-02-109588-801-0943ND
2016-05-249588-803-1148ND
2016-05-249588-800-07481.50 ppb
2016-05-249588-801-09251.30 ppb
2016-05-249588-802-12412.70 ppb
2016-08-179588-803-1300ND
2016-08-179588-801-09321.000 ppb
2016-08-179588-800-0728ND
2016-08-179588-802-12391.000 ppb
2016-11-089588-800-0746ND
2016-11-089588-803-1336ND
2016-11-089588-801-0930ND
2016-11-089588-802-13051.50 ppb
2017-02-149588-803-1238ND
2017-02-149588-801-1058ND
2017-02-149588-802-13181.40 ppb
2017-02-149588-800-0859ND
2017-05-099588-803-0911ND
2017-05-099588-801-08481.000 ppb
2017-05-099588-802-1035ND
2017-05-099588-800-07541.20 ppb
2017-08-079588-800-14301.10 ppb
2017-08-079588-801-1306ND
2017-08-079588-802-1118ND
2017-08-079588-803-1214ND
2017-11-149588-800-11261.40 ppb
2017-11-149588-802-10341.10 ppb
2017-11-149588-801-12541.70 ppb
2017-11-149588-803-0901ND